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Diary of Charles Francis Adams, 1861

Thursday 8th

8 August 1861

Saturday 10th

10 August 1861
9 August 1861
Friday 9th

In consequence of my yesterday’s activity I had much less labor than usual to make up the post this day. It was a little fortunate as a note from Mr Morse prompted the propriety of going into the city to see Messrs Barring & Co about the matter of the loan to pay for the arms. My son Henry and I walked all the way down and back, a distance, i should think of nearly six miles. I found Mr Bates disposed to be very accommodating, so that it was finally arranged that Mr Dayton should draw on me at short sight as the contract was performed, and I would accept for account of the United States payable by the house, and by them charged in account with the government. This relieved my mind greatly, as I should in this way be quite cleared of all responsibility in auditing the accounts. On our way home we stopped at a chop-house in the city and took a luncheon of a mutton chop and ale. This is London all over. We then wandered along through some of the curious, quaint bye streets which make this the most extraordinary capital of the world. It was four o’clock when I got home, and then I finished an answer to Mr Dayton, which was copied and dispatched. This cleared the way for our contemplated departure tomorrow. Quiet evening at home.

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Charles Francis Adams, Sr., [date of entry], diary, in Charles Francis Adams, Sr.: The Civil War Diaries (Unverified Transcriptions). Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2015. http://www.masshist.org/publications/cfa-civil-war/view?id=DCA61d221